Automotive Industry

Russia's invasion of Ukraine may pressure vehicle sales growth

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-28

Russia's invasion of Ukraine presents a "substantial risk" to the recovery of global light-vehicle sales in 2022, auto industry consultants J...

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VW, Renault idle production following Russia's invasion

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-28

Several companies, including automakers Volkswagen Group and Renault and tiremaker Nokian Tyres on 25 February outlined plans to pause or shift manufacturing operations following Russia'...

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Supply chain shortages squeeze January car output but EV surge brightens outlook

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-25

UK car production fell -20...

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Rough seas delay salvage operation for burning ship carrying VW Group luxury cars

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-24

Rough waters forced authorities on 23 February to postpone a salvage operation for a ship packed with luxury cars that have been on fire for a week in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, ...

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Aluminum jumps to record high as Russian attack boosts supply risks

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-24

Aluminum rallied to a record in London and nickel surged to the highest in more than a decade, pacing gains in industrial metals markets, as the deepening Ukraine crisis added to supply risks in an in...

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UK invests in EV supply chains

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-24

UK Research and Innovation is investing £16...

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Hundreds of Tesla Model Y vehicles spotted in Giga Berlin

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-24

Recently, hundreds of Model Y vehicles were spotted at Tesla Giga Berlin...

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Avtovaz looks for chip supply alternatives as sanctions against Russia loom

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-23

Russian carmaker Avtovaz, controlled by France's Renault, is looking to secure alternative supplies of electronic chips in case US sanctions curb deliveries to Moscow, the company's Chief...

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Porsche will invest $567M to build electric 718s at Zuffenhausen plant

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-23

Porsche will invest about €500m ($567m) at its Zuffenhausen factory, near Stuttgart, to add production of the full-electric successors to its entry models, Automotive News Europe s...

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Volkswagen looks ready to take Porsche public 

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-23

Volkswagen wants to take Porsche public...

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The adventures of Renault, Stellantis, Volkswagen… in Russia are in danger (again)

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-23

Almost 24 hours ago, the dreaded images of Russian soldiers and military vehicles were produced red-handedly crossing the border of neighboring Ukraine under the pretext of protecting ethnically Russi...

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Toyota installs DeGould vehicle-inspection system at Mississippi plant

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-23

DeGould has installed one of its automated digital inspection systems at Toyota’s assembly plant in the US state of Mississippi...

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Giga Berlin expansion plans rumoured to be on ice

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-22

Tesla has reportedly shelved plans to expand its Grünheide plant beyond its initially planned capacity of 500,000 cars per year for the time being, according to a media report...

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VW faces multimillions in losses from ship fire

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-22

The cargo ship that caught fire on 16 February carrying about 4,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles could cost the automaker at least $155m, according to one consultant's estimate...

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Ford's CEO explores ways to separate EV business

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-21

Ford is looking at ways to separate its electric-vehicle operation from its century-old legacy business, hoping to earn the sort of investor respect enjoyed by Tesla and other electric-only brand...

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Spanish car company SEAT risks 8,000 jobs due to e-cars

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-18

The Spanish car industry could see 8,000 people lose their jobs in the future as electric cars require less workforce than combustion engine cars, Spanish car manufacturer SEAT has warned, newspaper&n...

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Germany will not call for stricter EU car emission limits – media reports

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-17

The German government has settled its dispute over future CO2 rules for cars and will not call for more stringent EU fleet emission limits than currently proposed by the European Commis...

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VW warns of output cuts amid tensions over EV shift

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-17

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess warned of more output cuts because of the chip crisis at its main factory in Wolfsburg amid rising tensions over how to make the plant fit for the electric age...

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UK Automotive calls for EV chargepoint mandate governed by independent regulator to level up network for consumers

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-16

The UK automotive industry has published on 16 February a new seven-point plan to ensure every driver in Britain can benefit from an electric vehicle charging network that is affordable, available and...

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Audi and Chinese partner win approval for $3.3bn EV venture

Automotive Industry - 2022-02-15

Volkswagen Group's Audi premium brand and its Chinese state-owned partner FAW Group have received approval from Chinese authorities to start construction on their $3...

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